Andrea L. Zopp

  • Managing Partner
  • Cleveland Avenue

Andrea L. Zopp is an accomplished executive, board member, and civic leader. She has served as Managing Partner at Cleveland Avenue in Chicago, Illinois since 2021. At Cleveland Avenue, Ms. Zopp leads the organization’s work investing in and supporting minority and women entrepreneurs and their companies. Ms. Zopp also currently serves as a director of Relativity, a global e-discovery and data management software company and as a director of Intelligent Growth Solutions, a Scotland based manufacturer of vertical farms and related technology. Ms. Zopp previously served as a director of Empowerment and Inclusion Capital Corp (NYSE: EPWR), a special purpose acquisition company from 2021 to 2022. From 2017 to 2020, Ms. Zopp was Chief Executive Officer and President of World Business Chicago, where she led an economic development organization focused on business recruitment, expansion and support and job creation. From 2016-2017, Ms. Zopp served as Deputy Mayor, Neighborhood Development and Community Engagement for the City of Chicago and from 2010-2015, she served as President and CEO of the Chicago Urban League, a 100-year-old non-profit that works for economic, educational and social progress for African Americans. She is an experienced business leader and attorney with significant transaction, litigation, and human capital experience serving as a trusted advisor to the CEO and executive teams at three publicly traded companies. Ms. Zopp holds a BA in History of Science from Harvard College and a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and she served on the Harvard Alumni Association Board and the Board of the Chicago Chapter of the Harvard Alumni Association.